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Recent grad and Cornell student throw their hats in to fill Common Council vacancy

ITHACA, N.Y.—Two candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to fill the Common Council seat Steven Smith stepped down from in August. They were interviewed on Wednesday, Sept. 22 by a selection committee. Smith represented Ithaca’s 4th Ward, which encompasses much of Collegetown, and the two candidates are both birds of the feather flocking […]

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Amid public outcry, NYSEG auction for Lansing property canceled

LANSING, N.Y.—In a press release Friday afternoon, advocates for protecting the “Bell Station” property in Lansing received the news they were hoping for. Governor Kathy Hochul’s office has secured an agreement with the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) to cancel the planned auction of the property next month. The auction for the […]

Posted inHealth & Human Services

FDA approves Pfizer booster shots for people over 65, those who are “at high risk”

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Booster shots for certain people who received the Pfizer vaccine will be more widely available soon, after the FDA officially approved boosters for people over 65 and people who are deemed “high risk.” The booster roll-out has been marked by confusion and false starts, especially since President Joe Biden publicly pushed the efficacy […]

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Amid staffing shortages, local nursing home workers fight to keep their benefits

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Workers at Cayuga Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center rallied on Sept. 14 to fight what they called unfair contract proposals that would make cuts to their healthcare, pension and overtime benefits—cuts that could make positions at the nursing home less competitive, fueling fears that they would exacerbate existing staffing issues. The nursing home […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Outreach Worker Tammy Baker named Community Hero of the Month

This is a community announcement from the Tompkins Trust Company. It was not written by the Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements for publication consideration, please send them to ITHACA, N.Y.—Tompkins Trust Company, in partnership with the Tompkins Chamber, has named Tammy Baker the September Community Hero of the Month, for her work with […]